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Sport Studies Leisure and Nutrition

Miss Milly Blundell

Miss Milly Blundell

Telephone: 0151 231 5332


Milly is a Senior Lecturer in Sport Development and Social Inclusion. Milly's research focuses on sport and social inclusion, specifically exploring gender issues in sport. She is currently completing her PhD, which is longitudinally examining women's engagement in sport and physical activity and how behaviour changes occur. This work builds on the Sport England Funded 'I Will if You Will' evaluation, on which Milly was the principal investigator. That project informed the national roll-out of the 'This Girl Can' ( campaign.


2011, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom, PGCLTHE
2009, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom, MA (Distinction)
2006, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom, BA (Hons)

Academic appointments

Senior Lecturer in Sport & Social Inclusion, School of Sport Studies, Leisure & Nutrition, Liverpool John Moores University, 2012 - present


Journal article

Hayton JW, Blundell M, Cullinane D, Walker C. 2018. Building an inclusive cycling "movement": Exploring the charity-led mobilisation of recreational cycling in communities across Merseyside, England. Sport Management Review, >DOI >Public Url

Vickerman PB. 2012. English Learning Support Assistants Experiences of Including Children with Special Educational Needs in Physical Education European Journal of Special Needs Education, :1-20 >DOI

Vickerman P, Blundell ME. 2010. Hearing the voices of disabled students in higher education: experiences of induction through to employability Disability and Society, 25 :21-32 >DOI


Hayton JW, Blundell M. 2018. Exploring Repeated Sport Event Volunteering Through Longitudinal Field-Based Research Sage Research Methods, >DOI

Conference publication

Richards K, Blundell M, Roberts S. 2015. Richards, K., & Blundell, (2014). 'I will if you will': intial findings from a Sport England Pilot Designed to postiively change women;s sporting behaviour. The 6th International World Congress on Women In Sport. Finland, Helsinkin, June

Reeves MJ, Blundell M. The 2 Cultures of Sport Sports policy factors leading to international sporting success (SPLISS)


Blundell M, Richards K, Roberts S, McIlroy D, Reeves MJ. 2014. Measuring women and girls sport behaviour and attitude change in Bury :1-75

Engagement & Impact

Research Grants Awarded:

Liverpool City Council, Women Get Active, Grant value (£): 9,000, Duration of research project: 3 years

Bury Council / Sport England, The measurement of women and girls sport behaviour and attitude change in Bury, Kaye Richards, Matthew Reeves, Simon Roberts, Grant value (£): 96,000, Duration of research project: 18 Months